The Sony World Photography Awards are now open for 2020 entries, the 13th edition of the awards. Entries are free for everyone.
The Sony Photography Awards is divided into 4 different competitions:
- Professional – which recognizes outstanding bodies of work
- Open – which recognizes exceptional stand alone images
- Youth – which recognizes the best single images by emerging photographers between the ages of 12 & 19
- Students – which recognizes students
Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar. The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work. Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.
The Winner of the Open Competition for 2019, Motion, was Christy Lee Rogers for her image “Harmony” of an underwater wedding shot. (included below)
Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.
To learn more, please visit the Sony World Photography Awards website.